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Former Donegal GAA player robbed of €2,000 in opportunist theft

first_imgA former Donegal GAA star had almost €2,000 of valuables stolen from him in an opportunist theft outside a hotel.Three young people appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with the robbery from the car of Stephen Cassidy. Mr Cassidy, from Gaoth Dobhair, had his Seat Leon car parked outside the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on July 7th, 2016.One of the windows was down and the thieves managed to steal a carrier bag containing €1,100 in cash, an iPad, cheque books and tickets to a Barcelona vs Celtic FC football match.Three people Michael Ward, Melissa Fanneran and Sarah Kettle all had various involvement in the crime, the court was told.Ward, of 78 Ballymacool Woods, Letterkenny acted as a lookout during the robbery but did not benefit directly from the robbery.Kettle, of Long Lane, Letterkenny Letterkenny panicked and threw the iPad out of the window of a car and it was never found.Fanneran, of 22 Whitethorn Close then took documents out of the bag and burned them in the fireplace of her home.Both Kettle, 19 and Fanneran, 19, are charged with handling stolen goods.The court was told that a fourth person who was behind the actual theft was not before the court and was unlikely to be charged.Judge Paul Kelly remarked that undoubtedly Ward, Kettle and Fanneran knew this person.He was told that none of the items or the cash had been recovered.Judge Kelly said that there was no question that Mr Cassidy was at a major loss to his employers as a result of the theft.He added that as well as the loss of the cash and iPad, many of the documents were irreplaceable.“This person is out almost €2,000 as well as the inconvenience and upset caused to him and his employer.“None of these three people would like to be in that position. I am being asked to exercise leniency but I will have to make sure that Mr Cassidy is compensated adequately to do that.”Judge Kelly ordered each of the accused to come up with €700 in compensation and adjourned the cases for sentencing until December 17th.Former Donegal GAA player robbed of €2,000 in opportunist theft was last modified: July 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carcourtdonegalGAASTEPHEN CASSIDYtheftticketslast_img

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